You Can't Qualify For Boston Now..Period!
Doctor: How long have you been running?
Syafei: About one year
Doctor: Before that, what kind of sports you did?
Syafei: TV, watching sports programmes on tele, that's about it.
Nurse: That's very honest
Doctor & Nurse : (Laughing)
The Doctor asked then checked on my knees and asked me to do squat and one legged Squat
After the assessment,
Doctor: I have a good news and I have a bad news
Syafei: What's the good news?
Doctor: There's nothing wrong with your knees.
Syafei: and the bad news?
Doctor: You cannot qualify for Boston now...Period
Doctor: You are suffering from a condition called Patellofemoral.. bla bla bla (you can just Google about it)
Syafei: So what should I do?
Doctor: Just continue with your training, when its pain, stop, and R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compress,
Elevate). That's all I can advice as a doctor. I wont want to sell you anything and waste your money. You dont need MRI or X-ray. Your knees perfect. They are just not ready to do what your mind wants to. Your mind is ready but your body isnt. You have accomplished a lot in a year, that itself already an achievement.
Syafei: So should I concentrate on shorter events?
Doctor: No. You are already able to run full marathons. The thing is, you ran it twice as long as the winner to finish a marathon. You are running a marathon in 4 hours. If you can run it in 2 hours, you wont be having this problem.
Syafei: But to run a 2 hours marathon I need to train, and my knees not allowed me to run long.
Doctor: Ok run on soft surfaces like grass or running track and you can take Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplement. I can also refer you to a Podiatrist.
Syafei: Thanks dr. I will make an appointment with the podiatrist.
My appointment with the podiatrist will be on 14 March 2013.